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Men's Basketball Weekly Release - Week 6

Harvard's Wesley Saunders, Princeton's Ian Hummer and Columbia's Grant Mullins

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Photos courtesy of Columbia Sports Information/Media Relations, Harvard Athletic Communications and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- A light schedule for Ivy League men’s basketball this week with only four games on the ledger as teams take their end-of-semester breaks for final exams.

Dartmouth plays a pair of games this week, continuing its eight-game road swing at Vermont on Wednesday night  and at Arizona State on Saturday afternoon. Harvard squares off against another Beantown rival with Boston University making the short trip to Lavietes Pavilion on Tuesday night. Princeton becomes the first Ivy League team to play in the new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets as the Tigers take on Fordham Saturday afternoon on the YES Network as part of the Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival tripleheader.

CO-PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Harvard sophomore forward Wesley Saunders (Los Angeles) had another strong week, averaging 16.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. Saunders went 8-of-13 from the field, finishing with 18 points in a win over Boston College. Saunders also dished out five assists against the Eagles, helping Harvard extend its win streak against Boston College to five games. He then led the Crimson with 14 points and four assists at Connecticut.

Saunders' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at Boston College
38
8-13 .615 1-1 1.000
1-2 .500 4 4 0 2 18
at Connecticut
37 6-11 .545 0-0 .000 2-4 .500 5 3 0 1
14
TOTALS 37.5 14-24 .583 1-1 1.000 3-6 .500 4.5 3.5 0.0 1.5 16.0

 

 

 


Princeton senior forward Ian Hummer (Vienna, Va.) filled up the box score in the Tigers' lone game of the week with 19 points, seven rebounds, five assists and a steal in a loss to Drexel. Hummer's 19 points, on 9-of-13 shooting from the floor, were his third-highest total of the season after scoring 25 against Northeastern and 28 at Lafayette. He scored Princeton’s last field goal of the game that ended a 17-5 Drexel run as the Tigers came up short against the Dragons.

Hummer's Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
vs. Drexel
35
9-13
.692 0-1 .000
1-4 .250 7 5 0 1 19

 

 


ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Columbia freshman guard Grant Mullins (Burlington, Ontario, Canada) scored a career-high 20 points to help the Lions top American. Mullins shot 8-for-12 from the floor and 4-of-6 from three-point range. After a slow offensive start for the Lions, he knocked down several big shots in the first half. Mullins poured in 12 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half to propel Columbia to a 15-point lead the Lions would never relinquish.

Mullins' Statistics for the Week

  MIN FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB A    B   S   PTS
at American
37 8-12 .667 4-6 .667 0-0 .000 5 1 0 3 20

 

 


HONOR ROLL

Brian Barbour, Columbia (Sr., G - Alamo, Calif.)    
19 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists at American

Jeremiah Kreisberg, Yale (Jr., F - Berkeley, Calif.)    
14 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists at Bryant
14 points, 8 rebounds at New Hampshire

Justin Sears, Yale (Fr., F - Plainfield, N.J.)    
20 points, 9 rebounds, 2 blocks at Bryant
10 points, 2 rebounds at New Hampshire

Matthew Sullivan, Brown (Sr., G - Wilmette, Ill.)    
18 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists at Notre Dame


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, December 11
Boston University at Harvard, 7 pm

Wednesday, December 12
Dartmouth at Vermont, 7 pm

Saturday, December 15
1-Princeton vs. Fordham, 2:30 pm [YES]
Dartmouth at Arizona State, 3 pm [PAC-12]

KEY:
1-Brooklyn Hoops Winter Festival (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.)